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1 Day Hanoi Taste of the Vietnamese Countryside Tour

Discover pulsating Saigon as the sun sets with a local who knows where to find the best watering holes.

Itinerary

Take a private tour of the Vietnamese countryside with a local guide and experience peace and tranquillity, at your own pace.

From Hanoi, we will drive to Kien Khe in Hanam province to try the famous local breakfast here: banh cuon thit nuong (or succulent spiced pork rolled in rice paper and served with a killer dipping sauce). The restaurant we will visit has been run by a local family for almost 20 years and is known for serving the very best banh cuon thit nuong in town.

Kien Khe is a pretty town by the riverside sprinkled with crumbling old buildings that are slowly being consumed by mother nature. A peaceful stroll around the village will lead us to the market for a spot of souvenir shopping. We will then visit the vast 19th-century church, a fading beauty with two impressive towers at the front.

After a short drive, we will arrive in Ninh Binh, the former capital of Vietnam and a province that has been blessed with rolling green valleys, magnificent mountains, and pretty temples. We will stop for a coffee at the most popular café shop in the area.

Next up is a delicious treat that you won’t forget in a hurry, yen mac or traditionally fermented pork spring roll. This dish is usually served with guava and fig leaves and is very hard to find elsewhere. Locals will reveal the secrets of how the dish is put together while you find out why it is so popular (hint: it tastes delicious!).

The beautiful, historic Phat Diem church is only a 20-minute drive away and that is where we head next. A special blend of Vietnamese and gothic architecture, the church was bombed in the ‘70s during the Vietnam conflict but the pagoda towers stand tall once again after a rebuilding program.

Close to the church, we will try our next local delicacy, goi which, a special sea eel salad featuring local herbs, which we will wash down with some refreshing coconut wine. The piece de resistance comes now with arguably the best vermicelli noodle soup ever, served with (or without) meatballs. The dish is called bun moc Quang then and it is a must-try on any worthy foodie’s bucket list. Back in Hanoi, we will drop you off at your hotel but not before giving you more tips on where and what to eat during your stay in the fragrant and frenetic city of Hanoi.

Highlights

  •  Experience the famous local breakfast of banh cuon thit nuong in a picturesque little town in Hanam province
  •  Enjoy sample traditional fermented pork spring rolls in a local family's home
  •  Visit a special blend of Vietnamese and gothic architecture at Phat Diem church
  •  Savour delicious coconut wine accompanied by a locals' favourite dish of sea eel salad
  •  Enjoy in the gorgeous natural scenery of Hanoi's surrounding countryside close to the Red River Delta

Details

Confirmation
48 Hours
Duration
Full Day
Transport
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Voucher Type
E-Voucher
Amendment
Refer to T&Cs
Refund
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Operating Hours

Tour Start Time: 06:30hrs

What You Get

Includes

  •  Breakfast, lunch, bottle of water, coffee and coconut rice wine
  •  Transfer
  •  Local English speaking guide

Excludes

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Tips or gratuities for your guide

Additional Information

  • What to wear: Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.
  • Children under age 6 are not permitted to join this tour.
  • Pick up at centrally located hotels in Hanoi.

How To Use 

  • Present either a printed or mobile voucher for this activity
  • This voucher is only valid on the date and time specified
How To Buy
  • After purchase, kindly email the following details to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg:
    • Name of Hotel

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be given to customers under these circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

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Age: 6 & above

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